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Party like it’s 1988! Hernandez, Dodgers slam Cubs to reach World Series

11:44 PM ET CHICAGO — In the end, it was most fitting. The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ quest for a pennant ended on the field where it began nearly a year ago, on the ancient grounds of Wrigley Field. It was most fitting that the winning pitcher was the Dodgers’ longtime ace, Clayton Kershaw, who flashed his best stuff in two months and dazzled the...

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Magic Johnson celebrates Dodgers pennant-clinching win at Lakers opener – Yahoo Sports

Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson, seen here in 2015, is balancing his time between the Dodgers and Lakers. (AP) More Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson had a tough decision to make on Thursday. Did he want to attend the Dodgers potential clincher in the National League Championship Series in Chicago, which would end the team’s 29-year World Series drought? Or would he favor his...

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SEE IT: Kristaps Porzingis blocks Carmelo Anthony at the rim in season-opener – New York Daily News

The student has become the teacher. Former Knicks teammates Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony found themselves on opposite ends of the floor Thursday after spending two seasons together in New York, and Porzingis was able to get the better of his former mentor early-on. With the Thunder holding an early 5-3 lead with less than three minutes into the Knicks-Thunder season-opener,...

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Hiring Ron Gardenhire shows Detroit Tigers stuck between eras – Detroit Free Press

CLOSE Get to know new Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, who spent 13 years as manager of the Minnesota Twins in 2002-14. He replaces Brad Ausmus with the Tigers. Video by Brian McNamara, Detroit Free Press Wochit Ron Gardenhire, left, and former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland talk before a spring training game in Lakeland, Fla., on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Gardenhire is expected...

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UA walk-on arrested for domestic violence, dismissed from team – 247Sports

Alabama WR Donnie Lee Jr. (Photo: Denon McMillan, 247Sports) TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Walk-on wide receiver Donnie Lee Jr. was arrested on third-degree domestic violence charges early Thursday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, and has been dismissed from the Alabama football team. “Donnie Lee Jr., a walk-on who has not been participating in team activities since a knee injury in August, has...

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NFL Referees Association refutes claims of referee Pete Morelli bias vs. Eagles – Yahoo Sports

Philadelphia Eagles fans have been so loud about their distaste for referee Pete Morelli and his crew, including a petition to block him from officiating any more Eagles games, that the NFL Referees Association felt the need to put out a statement. Brandon Lee Gowton at Bleeding Green Nation has been one of the most vocal critics of Morelli since last Thursday’s game, in...

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Your guide to NLCS Game 5: Cubs look to extend series

9:30 AM ET We’re back at Wrigley Field for at least one more baseball game of the 2017 season, and that’s a good thing. It has been a wild ride for the Cubs, from a sub-.500 first half to a big second-half surge, to a heart-pounding National League Division Series against the Nationals and then an NLCS that has featured two Joe Maddon ejections,...

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Are we on the verge of chaos?

10:53 AM ET CHICAGO — I heard it, loud and clear. The speakers at Wrigley Field were blaring, “Go Cubs Go,” the greatest team song in a genre filled mostly with awful ones, yet I still heard it over that song, over the car horns beeping outside the old ballpark, over the happy sounds that 40,000 people make as they leave after a victory....

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